Point-Counterpoint: Research Based Stuttering Therapy I consider myself a clinician-researcher, with the emphasis on the clinician part. I believe that my task as a clinician is to implement the most effective treatment for the people who stutter that come through my door. I rely on research to point the way to effective treatment today ... Viewpoint
Viewpoint  |   April 01, 2002
Point-Counterpoint: Research Based Stuttering Therapy
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  • Mark Power
    Orange County, CA
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Speech, Voice & Prosodic Disorders / Fluency Disorders / Viewpoints
Viewpoint   |   April 01, 2002
Point-Counterpoint: Research Based Stuttering Therapy
SIG 4 Perspectives on Fluency and Fluency Disorders, April 2002, Vol. 12, 4-5. doi:10.1044/ffd12.1.4
SIG 4 Perspectives on Fluency and Fluency Disorders, April 2002, Vol. 12, 4-5. doi:10.1044/ffd12.1.4
I consider myself a clinician-researcher, with the emphasis on the clinician part. I believe that my task as a clinician is to implement the most effective treatment for the people who stutter that come through my door. I rely on research to point the way to effective treatment today and also to treatments that have yet to be developed or researched, but most certainly will be in the future.
Outcome studies are available in peer reviewed journals that show the efficacy of stuttering treatment programs for preschool, school-age, and adult stutterers (see references below). My treatment decisions for an individual client are based on selecting programs that have been shown to be effective with clients that match a particular age range, severity and/or motivational/cognitive level. Then, I follow the appropriate published treatment program just as it was intended to be implemented.
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